Definition of immunocompetent in English:

immunocompetent

Line breaks: im¦muno|com¦pe¦tent
Pronunciation: /ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈkɒmpɪtənt
 
, ɪˌmjuːnəʊ-/

adjective

Medicine
  • Having a normal immune response.
    More example sentences
    • Routine revaccination of immunocompetent persons previously vaccinated with 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine is not recommended.
    • When infected, 99% of immunocompetent patients are asymptomatic after low inoculum exposure.
    • The fungus is capable of causing disseminated infection in immunocompetent hosts and is endemic to distinct geographic regions.

Derivatives

immunocompetence

noun
More example sentences
  • Only a concentration at or above this one can be regarded as an indicator of immunological priming or immunocompetence.
  • Strong evidence suggests that dietary supplementation with arginine enhances immunocompetence in adults in humans and in animal models.
  • These diets contain specific combinations of nutrients that enhance immunocompetence, maintain intestinal integrity, and modify the response to stress.

More definitions of immunocompetent

Definition of immunocompetent in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space